St. Patrick’s Day Outfit for 14” - 15” Soft Body Baby Doll:
Bring the Luck of the Irish to your baby doll! This jumper with shamrock ‘pockets,’ onesie with drawstring neck, and headband adorned with a crocheted shamrock with have your baby ready for St. Patrick’s Day. The top is worked in one piece from the top down, and seamed at the back. A crocheted yarn chain, a yarn twist, or a small piece of ribbon woven through the buttonholes tightens up the neck after the blouse is on the doll and adds a pop of color. The jumper is worked from the bottom up and seamed in the back. The headband is a simple band of ribbing, trimmed with a crocheted shamrock.
This pattern was designed for a 14” or 15” baby doll such as American Girl Bitty Baby®, Corolle Mon Bebe Classique®, Madame Alexander® 14” doll, or a Baby Stella® doll, and is pictured on the Corolle Mon Bebe Classique®. If you are knitting for a Madame Alexander® doll you can do the entire outfit with size 3 needles for a better fit. I would recommend at least doing the headband with size 3 needles, as the Madame Alexander’s head is significantly smaller than the other dolls.
Most of my designs are done with straight needles, and Caron Simply Soft Light Yarns. They are soft and durable; since these clothes are designed to be played with, I want them to be machine washable, yet look nice and feel soft. Every thing is worked flat in one piece, and pulls on with no extra fasteners needed. You will need two skeins of yarn in contrasting colors, so will have more than enough yarn to complete this outfit. I used a Lion’s Brand yarn for the jumper as Caron Simply Soft Light doesn’t have a true green, but any DK weight true green yarn will work.